Birthday combined with Community Day

Birthday combined with Community Day

Looking for something to celebrate on Saturday? How about the 60th birthday of the City of Langley. This year’s Langley Community Day is a celebration focusing on family fun, plenty of action and honouring Langley’s incorporation in 1955.

With three entertainment areas, Douglas Park will be packed to the sidewalks and spilling out onto downtown Langley streets with music on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Look to the Spirit Square stage in the park for the classic rock band Liquid Courage.

McBurney Plaza will be hosting the musical duo, the Lounge Brothers with moves by Dancing for Dessert, and watch the poodle skirts twirl at Innes Corner with the Rockin Robins.

Due to a decline in participation, organizers have put the parade on hold, but Kim Hilton, director of recreation, culture and community services with the City, noted there will be lots of things to do in the park and beyond as the site has been expanded this year.

“Lots of community groups are coming out to promote what they have to offer,” she said.

Numerous booths will be set up around the celebration site for the community.

There will be a Kids Zone complete with games, bouncy castles, facepainting, balloon art and even an opportunity for kids to make a last minute gift for dad.

“There is a construction area,” Hilton said. “Whatever they want to make, lumber, hammers, nails, and saws are all provided. They can give it to their dad the next day for Father’s Day if they want to.”

The firefighter challenge is open to kids, youth and adults to compete in challenges similar to what a firefighter goes through on a regular basis from handling a firehose to running obstacles. If tug-of-war is the preferred challenge, that will be part of the celebration, too. Simply enter a team of eight to 10 people at the event.

“The Highland games will be back of course,” noted Hilton. “And Circus Lab will be performing as well, and there will be a hot air balloon coming to give rides.”

Raffle prizes of a barbeque and planters created by the mayor and each of the City councillors will be won by ticket holders still on site when the draws are conducted, towards the end of the event.

If all that isn’t enough to do, the Youth Zone will feature a climbing wall and inflatable obstacle course and lawn bowling will be on all day at the Langley Lawn Bowling Club.

It promises to be a big birthday celebration for everyone to enjoy.

Just Posted

For one volunteer, fond memories as the Canadian Museum of Flight readies for the holidays

‘Christmas in the air’ at Langley aviation history exhibition

TransLink reveals new plans for proposed Surrey-Langley SkyTrain

No cost estimates, but the Fraser Highway line is expected to open by 2025

Tsumura Basketball Invitational wraps with a hard-fought win for the Panthers at Langley Events Centre

‘We knew if we stayed together as a team and kept the ball moving, we were going to come through’

VIDEO: Giants earn seventh straight win while playing at Pacific Coliseum

G-Men return home for their next game at the Langley Events Centre Friday against the Silvertips.

VIDEO: Celebrities support Langley Christmas food and toy drive

Sexual abuse survivor organized annual event for people in need

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Break-in at home of detained Chinese Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver on America’s request

5 to start your day

TransLink reveals new plans for proposed Surrey-Langley SkyTrain, 81-year-old woman waits 90 minutes for a taxi in Pitt Meadows and more

Natural gas rates will go up in B.C. on Jan. 1

Regions could pay up to $68 more

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

It could be an “impeachable offense” if it’s proven that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign.

Macron addresses France amid protests; is it too late?

Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday.

CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job security concerns

The union says it’s going to challenge Flair’s move at the Canada Industrial Relations Board before proceeding with any job action.

Trump looking at several candidates for new chief of staff

Trump’s top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals.

Canadian physicist collects Nobel Prize

Canada’s Donna Strickland is one of three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

Most Read